Haye awaits Bellew "treat"

21 January 2017 10:10:16 EST

David Haye says that fighting Tony Bellew will be a "real treat" compared to some of his previous bouts against bigger heavyweights.

The two will meet at the O2 in London on 4th March and it will be Bellew's first as a heavyweight.

This is a real treat for me, I am fighting a guy the same size, and I am going to take it with both hands.

David Haye

The world cruiserweight champion takes on Haye, who has been world champion at both cruiserweight and heavyweight and at 36 returned to the ring last January after a three and a half year absence.

Looking forward to the forthcoming fight with Bellew, Haye says that complacency may be his biggest danger.

He told Sky Sports: "His biggest strength is that he can somehow talk his way into a fight like this.

"That he can somehow convince people that he has got a chance to beat me. In my eyes, I don't see how people can give him a chance.

"I have been competing at heavyweight for nearly nine years and I am used to fighting a lot bigger guys.

"This is a real treat for me, I am fighting a guy the same size, and I am going to take it with both hands."

Haye is 1/6 to win on 4th March with Bellew priced at 4/1.

Since his return Haye has won both fights, beating Mark de Mori and Arnold Gjergjaj, both by a knockout with both of those bouts also taking place at the O2.

Bellew also had two fights last year, both in his home city of Liverpool and were both won by a knockout in the third round, against Ilunga Makabu and BJ Flores respectively.

Haye is 7/1 to win the fight in the first round.

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